The British street artist, who has taken up a residency in New York for the month of October, has criticized the
The article, titled "Shyscraper," was published Monday on the artist's official website. "Today's piece was going to be an op-ed column in the New York Times," wrote Banksy. "But they declined to publish what I supplied."
In the article, Banksy wrote that the 104-story skyscraper in lower
New York Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy told the New York Post that the newspaper of record rejected the article because the two parties couldn't reach an agreement on the piece or the artwork. "What he has posted on his site is not exactly the same as what he submitted," she told the Post.
One World Trade Center -- formerly known as the Freedom Tower -- is expected to open some time in 2014. The structure was designed by David M. Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It will be the tallest building in the U.S., standing at a symbolic 1,776 feet.